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IFLC has ordered 54 Boeing 737s - a mix of -600s, -700s and -800s. Deliveries will begin in November 1997 and extend to 2004. Elsewhere LOT Polish Airlines has ordered a B737-400 to add to its 11 strong fleet.

Aeroflot plans to operate a second DC-10 freighter by the beginning of 1996 and is set to order five to six more of the type in the next few years.

SilkAir has leased a 737-700 from Ansett Worldwide Aviation Services, due to be delivered in October.

Egyptair has ordered three A340-200s with options on two more. Delivery is scheduled for the end of 1996.

Skypol, a Polish regional airline flying charters and freight, has ordered an EMB-120 Brasilia.

Air New Zealand has ordered seven ATR72s for its subsidiary Mount Cook Airline. Deliveries were due to start in September.

Atlantic Southeast Airlines has ordered five BAe146s, with options on 15 more, from BAe's Asset Management Organisation. Delivery of four aircraft starts in December with the fifth in February.

South African Airways and Japan Airlines have each wet-leased a B747-200 freighter from US contract carrier Southern Air Transport.

Tajikistan International Airlines has bought two L.1011-500s from TAP Air Portugal. The deal was arranged by Fortis Aviation.